The Sooty-capped Hermit (Phaethornis augusti) is a hummingbird from Venezuela. One of the most remarkable nests is that of the Sooty-capped Hermit, which hangs by a single stout cable of spiders‘ silk from some overhead support. These curious nests have been found beneath bridges, in highway culverts, and hanging from the roof inside dark buildings.
Conservation status:Least concern
BirdLife International (2004). Phaethornis augusti. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
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